The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will be held Nov. 13-23. SLIFF will screen 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. This yearâ€™s festival has 239 screenings/programs, with 69 countries represented. The fest will host more than 125 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Doug Pray (Contemporary Cinema Award), Katie Mustard (Women in Film Award), and Timothy J. Sexton (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award).
The festival will open on Thursday, Nov. 13, with the premiere of â€œThe Makings of You,â€ a St. Louis- set and -shot drama by Matt Amato. Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials, returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. The film stars Jay R. Ferguson (of â€œMad Menâ€) and Sheryl Lee and Grace Zabriskie (both of â€œTwin Peaksâ€). Ferguson and Zabriskie attend the fest. Joe William’s review
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